Holy Family Hospital sacks 14 doctors over strike

Fourteen doctors have been sacked from the Holy Family Hospital in Techiman by the National Catholic Health Service for making themselves unavailable for training and service as an expression of solidarity for the striking doctors.

The Catholic Health Service in a letter stated that the decision was taken after, “the officers served notice to them of their unavailability for training and service as an expression of their solidarity with the current impasse between GMA and Government.”

“In line with our convention, inspired by Christian values, ethics and identity, we are obliged and restraint from embarking upon strike action to resolve matters of such nature. Their decision further contravenes the policy guidelines for House Officers training as circulated to us by your office. Consequently, management finds the actions of the House Officers as a breach of these principles and thus undesirable in our system,”

The dismissed doctors include junior and senior house officers of the facility.
The Catholic Health Service added that the “actions of the junior doctors made it impossible for us to avail our facility to this particular group of Officers for training. In keeping to our commitment to you, we wish to state that we will be willing to consider any other person or group of person that you may post to us for training.”

Below is the list of the dismissed doctors:

1. Dr. Mensah Ekow Michael
2. Dr. Kingsley Afreh Aduroh
3. Dr. Papa Kojo Mbroh
4. Dr. Tabi Prince Kwabena
5. Dr. Ama Nkansa Sarkodie
6. Dr. Daniel Assaki Ndago
7. Dr. Evangeline Bediako
8. Dr. Derick Prince Aryeh
9. Dr. Apenteng Lawrence Oduro
10. Dr. Josepth Ameyaw
11. Boateng Ben Osafo
12. Dr. Naizer Hussein
13. Dr. Emmanuel Acquah
14. Dr. Ekow Adom Mensah